- Mary lived with her husband near her father in Beaver County, Pennsylvania.
On account of her beutiful hair, the Indians fancied her and wanted to get her
to be a chief's wife. She and her husband, with the baby, were returning home
from a visit at her father's, both on the same horse, when the Indians fired on
them, with the intention, as it was subsequently ascertained, of killing Colvin
and capturing Mary. Both were wounded and fell from the horse. The Indians
then rushed up, and, although Colvin endeavored to save his wife and baby, he
was compelled to flee. Securing aid he soon returned, but found Mary and the
"Family Register of Garret van Sweringen and Descendants", H. H. Swearingen,
1894, p 39-40.